Friday, July 23, 2010

Hand Towel Pillows


I was in Target the other day looking at their throw pillows. I've been thinking about getting a couple of soft white ones, but at $12.99 a piece, I didn't feel like I could justify it (although that is still a good price.).

So I walked by the towel section and my brain started whirling. I found some nicely textured white hand towels that I thought would work to make easy pillow covers.


I bought two of the same hand towels and made pillows two different ways. For the one, I overlapped the edges, sewed the sides together, and sewed on buttons.

And the other one I just folded it in half, sewed the edges together, and sewed on string to tie the side together. Really, it couldn't be easier!

I also painted the "5" number onto this one. My method? Pretty easy. I printed out the number on cardstock paper, cut out the number using an Exacto knife and created a stencil. Then I used craft paint and a stencil brush to paint the number onto the pillow. I probably should have used fabric paint, but I didn't have any on hand and I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl, so I just used what I had. We'll see if it works!

And at about $3 per towel, it didn't break the bank!




Happy Weekend!

15 comments:

  1. What a great idea! They are adorable.

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  2. That's great. I'll have to try that. :)

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE It.. I've been trying to find a nice texture to go with my burlap pillows and this fits the bill PERFECTLY. YES! Thanks!

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  4. Those were the first thing I noticed. Great job! Super cute room. Love your couch...I'm on the hunt for a sectional and only like the $4,000 versions...ugh!

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  5. I am always amazed by folks like you who can see the potential in things and then make it happen. I'm more of a copier myself! :-) I have been passing along your ides to my daughter who is getting married in Sept and will be decorating her first home soon. She loves your clean simple ideas.

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  6. Those look so soft and comfy. Great idea!

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  7. SOOOO cute! I love the "5" pillow. Hope you can come link up at Style Feature Sat over at my place...love to have you. :) shaunna

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  8. You are so crafty. I love the way the room is decorated!

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  9. Came across your blog on The Lettered Cottage and have added it to my list of favs. Thought you might like to see my similar project... http://wearealreadythere.blogspot.com/2010/03/where-are-you-from.html

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  10. Love the pillows! Great idea!

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  11. Your house is gorgeous!!! Love the towel pillows and want you to know that I took your idea for His eye is on the Sparrow and had it made for my bedroom By the sign lady!!! Leen the graphics Queen. I love it!!! She put your nursery on her blog!! I can't believe you do all this by hand!!

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